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Version 2015.04 Now Available

April 15, 2015 - Farm Works Software® has released version 2015.04 of the Office software.


Enhancements include:

  • Support for Scroll Wheel (All Programs) – the mouse wheel can now scroll up and down on reports as well as to move from page to page.
  • Support for Fuel Usage with CNH Data (Mapping) – if you import CNH data that includes fuel usage, the amount of fuel will be included in the field record.
  • Updated Support for CNH Marker Data (Mapping) – if reading CNH Data with markers, markers will automatically be displayed on the map.  Additionally, the program now supports reading marker data when there is no job data along with it.
  • New Planting Statistics by Row Report (Mapping) – a new report is available that includes statistics on singulation, skips, doubles, cv area, and seed spacing (min & max & avg & standard deviation) for each row of your planter.  This report works with planting data logged with CNH displays. The report gives summaries for each row by field with totals/averages for any date range.
  • Support for Updated Ag Leader Firmware (Mapping) – an updated Ag Leader agdata driver is available to support reading/writing data with Ag Leader display firmware version 6.3.
  • Updated Reading Tank Mixes from a FmX Display (Mapping) – materials logged with a Trimble FmX® integrated display or a TMX-2050™ display can be linked to a tank mix so that Farm Works can be used to track the amount of each ingredient in the mix that was used.
  • Updated Support for Office Sync with CFX-750 Display (Mapping) – updated Office Sync support for exchanging data wirelessly with a Trimble CFX-750™ display installed with firmware version 7 and higher.
  • Updated Support for CNH ISOXML Data (Mapping) – a new data parser for reading and writing ISOXML data with CNH displays is now available. The parser makes reading and writing ISOXML data much faster and supports section and row data as well as the automatic creation of variety maps from planting data.
  • Improved Speed of Reading Trimble Yield Data (Mapping) – the process for reading Trimble Yield data has been updated with the result being much faster processing times.
  • Updated VRA Map Report (Mapping) – the VRA Map Report now shows minimum, maximum and average rates with the distributed unit of measure.
  • Updated Financial Measures Report (Accounting) – the Financial Measures Report (ratio report) now allows you to drill down to the details for any ratio.
  • Updated Levee Generation Functionality - Buffer (Surface) – there is now a "Buffer" option where you can enter a distance and have lines extended when they get this distance from the boundary. This can be used when the elevation includes the boundary for the field and you want to ignore this elevation data when creating levee lines.
  • Updated Levee Generation Functionality - Tolerance (Surface) – now you can enter a "Tolerance" which is the amount of deviation you're willing to accept across a levee. If any part of the levee exceeds this tolerance, an error will be shown on the map so the levee can be adjusted.
  • Right-Click Option to Create a Drainage Completed Layer (Surface) – right-click on a field and select Add and then select Drainage Completed Layer to create a new Drainage Completed Layer.

 

Customers of the Office software who are subscribed to the Update Service Plan (USP) will automatically receive these features by selecting “Check for Updates" located under the Help menu.  Another option is to use the download link: http://www.farmworks.com/support/downloads.php



Free Online Webinar on PurePixel

April 15, 2015 - Learn how you can benefit from the PurePixel™ vegetation health solution by attending one of these free webinars.  Imagery from PurePixel is compatible with Farm Works Software® and other third-party desktop software.

  • What is PurePixel?
  • What makes PurePixel different? 
  • What do I get if I order a PurePixel image? 
  • How do I order PurePixel?
  • How do I access my PurePixel images?

Both webinars offer the same presentation.  Click the link to register for the free webinar.

Friday, April 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MDT

Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM MDT

Friday, April 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM MDT

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Upcoming Online Classes in April

April 10, 2015 — Farm Works Software® offers a variety of online training classes that provide detailed tips and suggestions on how to better utilize your software solution.  These classes typically last one hour with time available for specific questions - all from the comfort of your own home.  Each session is $30 and high-speed Internet is required.

April 15, 11am(EST):  Surface – Using the Levee features, Pipe Sizing tools, & other new features

April 22, 11am(EST):  Mapping – Basic Set Up of Mapping and Field Records

April 27, 11am(EST):  Mapping – Importing Yield Data & Imagery

April 29, 11am(EST):  Mapping - Using Soil Types for Sampling Grids & Management Zones

May 4, 11am(EST):  Mapping – Importing Soil Lab Data & Creating Simple VRA Maps

May 6, 11am(EST):  Mapping – Creating Formula Based Prescription Maps



Video: Using the Connected Farm Dashboard

April 10, 2015 - The Connected Farm™ dashboard provides a single location for viewing key information impacting your farm. With this information, you will be able to make more informed daily decisions on using the latest data. The dashboard is customizable and accessible via any device with an Internet connection, including Trimble's new TMX-2050™ display.

The dashboard offers customizable widgets. A widget can be commodity prices, weather, Doppler radar, rainfall totals, irrigation monitoring, fleet locations, field operation maps, scouting data, and field boundaries. They can be moved to different parts of the screen and resized to suit your preference.

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Farm Works Mobile 2015 Now Available

April 6, 2015 - Farm Works Software® has released version 2015 of the Mobile software.


Enhancements include:

  • Support for Additional Com Port Numbers (Mobile) – the GPS Setup and Controller/Sensor Setup boxes now supports Com Ports from Com 0 to Com 99.
  • View Elevation Based on the Unit of Measure Selected (Mobile) – when elevation is displayed it will show in Feet when US English is selected and Meters when Metrics is selected.
  • Updated Mobile to use the Standard Browse Box (Mobile) – when using a Windows device (not Windows Mobile or Windows CE) it now uses the standard Windows browse boxes.
  • Updated Loading of Background Aerial Images (Mobile) – resolved issue where loading calibrated background images would sometimes give an error.
  • Support for Arrow Keys on a Yuma 2 (Mobile) – you can now use the arrow keys to scroll on the map when using the software on a Trimble Yuma® 2 rugged tablet computer.

 

Customers of the Mobile software who are subscribed to the Update Service Plan (USP) will automatically receive these features.  To download the latest version, use the download link: http://www.farmworks.com/support/downloads.php



Design a Corn Maze in 2015

March 20, 2015 - Are you planning a corn maze in 2015?  Farm Works offers the perfect combination of software and mobile solutions to create your own maze.  This solution can handle anything from simple designs to more elaborate mazes that people will be talking about for years.

Where do you start?  Utilize the Farm Works™ Maze Kit by taking your design (such as an image from a maze designer) and easily geo-reference it using simple mapping tools on your desktop computer.  Next, take your image to the field on a mobile computer and start cutting the design using GPS.  Farm Works offers a variety of mobile computers that provide different levels of GPS accuracy.  The Trimble® Juno® T41 "G" series handheld is a high performance integrated GPS solution that offers repeatable 1-2 meter accuracy in the palm of your hand - a perfect partner for cutting corn mazes.

 

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Video: Report of Financial Measures
March 19, 2015 - This instructional video shows you how to use the "Report of Financial Measures" offered in version 2015.03 of Farm Works Accounting software.  It can print all 21 financial measures that the Farm Financial Standards Council has outlined in the Financial Guidelines for Agriculture.  Ratios can be printed for one to five years and can help you understand trends of what is and what is not working on your farm. / Other / News / Connected Farm / Rations-CF-Image.jpg

 



March Online Newsletter
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  • TMX-2050 Display Offers App Connectivity
  • Simplify Field Record Keeping
  • Connected Farm Field Calculates Profit & Loss
  • Farm Works Accounting Offers Financial Ratios
  • Prepare for Soil Sampling Season
  • Online Training Schedule
  • Classroom Training Schedule


Version 2015.03 Now Available

February 23, 2015 - Farm Works Software® has released version 2015.03 of the Office software.


Enhancements include:

  • Financial Measures Report (Accounting) – a new reporting feature that uses the 21 financial measures (also known as ratios) that the Farm Financial Standards Council (www.FFSC.org) has outlined in their document "Financial Guidelines for Agriculture".  This report is interactive and allows you to click on any ratio to see how it is computed in order to learn how the values are calculated.  Ratios can be printed for one to five years and can help you understand trends of what is and what is not working on your farm.
  • Updated Storage Location Edits for Harvest Jobs (Accounting) – if you edit the crop location for a harvest job (assuming the location for the crop is the field), the program will change the storage location from the old field to the new field.
  • Fix for Sales Date Transactions (Accounting) – resolved issue when editing the date of a sale transaction (in Transaction Maintenance) would change the Working Date to the new date.
  • Added Right-Click Option to "Assign Crop Enterprise" (Mapping) – it is now possible to select a group of fields on the map and right-click and select "Assign Crop Enterprise" to assign an enterprise to the selected fields.
  • Support for for CNH Multi-Swath Data (Mapping) – many enhancements including speed improvements when working with CNH Multi-Swath data.
  • Support for Ag Leader Headland Guidance Patterns (Mapping) – the Read Job Data process can now import Ag Leader Headland Guidance Patterns and Write Job Data can export them out.
  • Display Marker Data (Mapping) – you can now create and display a legend for marker data from any precision farming display.
  • Support for CNH Sugarcane Yield Data (Mapping) – you can now import CNH sugarcane yield data and view a map of the information.

 

Customers of the Office software who are subscribed to the Update Service Plan (USP) will automatically receive these features by selecting “Check for Updates" located under the Help menu.  Another option is to use the download link: http://www.farmworks.com/support/downloads.php



February Online Newsletter
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  • Demo Connected Farm and Receive a Free Gift
  • New and Improved Commodities Widget
  • Request Access to Connected Farm Advisor
  • Farm Works Version 2015.02
  • Online Training Schedule
  • Classroom Training Schedule

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